Monday, April 18, 2016

Healthy Recipes I've Tried

This could be a really long blog post including a lot of life updates, but I'm tired and my head hurts so instead I'll just share some of my favorite clean/paleo/gluten free/etc meals I've made lately! It's always hard to find clean recipes that actually have a lot of flavor so I hope this helps!

This lemon pepper baked salmon served on top of a caesar salad is loosely based on this recipe.

Levi loves pesto and it's super easy to make your own. The blog is no longer up with this recipe but it's very simple. Spread pesto (jarred or make your own) along the bottom layer of a baking dish. Lay chicken strips on top of that and then cover in pesto sauce. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes (I think that's what I remember). I had some extra grape tomatoes so I threw those in there too and then served it over whole wheat pasta.

My friend Natalie got me into quinoa veggie bowls after she made me one for lunch! It's pretty much a catch all for whatever vegetables you have lying around. Ours was a compilation of sweet potatoes, kale, garlic, ginger, red pepper, garbanzo beans, poblano pepper, and onions. You just saute it all in a pan and then add the quinoa!

I bought a large container of roasted red pepper hummus at SAMs and had a ton in my fridge. Luckily the container had a recipe on the label for chicken salad! Use a can of chicken (drained). Stir in chopped red peppers, green onions, and a large scoop of hummus. I served mine over avocados but have plans to try it in a whole wheat pita this week!

Another quinoa bowl courtesy of Gimme Some Oven! This one includes sautéed onions and peppers, corn salsa, and taco seasoned chicken. This was A+!

With the rainy weather I was craving a hearty soup. Budget Bytes had a recipe for Vegan Red Lentil Stew and it was good! I paired it with whole grain naan because bread.

This kungpao chicken stir fry is a GO TO in this house. I make it at least once a week. It's so easy and good. I added in red peppers and that was smart, will try more vegetables soon!

Also at SAMs, I bought a bulk bag of frozen cod. Then I found this roasted chili lime cod recipe and made it twice in one week!

Ok. So there's brown sugar in this recipe. SUE ME. Flourless peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were really, really good.

Here's a few honorable mentions that were good but went unphotographed:

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Bites
Flourless Morning Glory Muffins
Vegan Flourless Banana Bread Muffins (added dairy free chocolate chips)
Thai Baked Salmon

I hope this helps all of you fellow healthy meal makers out there!

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